Out Of The Ordinary by Jen Turano

Extraordinary Escapades

Out Of The Ordinary by Jen Turano is a most delightful and fun Christian historical mystery romance. It is the second book in the Apart From The Crowd series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Out Of The Ordinary is a wonderful light hearted read that will have you laughing out loud at many of the antics. I think my favourite (of which there were many) is very reminiscent of a scene from The Vicar Of Dibley television series where the heroine meant to step in a puddle but disappears into a hole! It is a fun read that will brighten any day.

The characters are an eclectic mix and all wonderfully drawn – from the matriarch with light fingers to the heroine with a big heart and a protective nature.

God is very much present throughout. Circumstances mean a character is angry with God. She “abandoned the idea God was … loving and compassionate… He was a distant deity.” God is never distant, if He feels far away it is because we have moved. Our attitude pushes Him away. Our hurt and pain means we erect walls that need demolishing.

God does not call us to live an ordinary life. He wants us to live an extraordinary life for Him.

God is the God of restoration. He will repay the years the locusts have taken.

There are some wonderful, ahead of their time, forward thinking female characters. These modern misses cause great constellation for their peers but cause the reader to smile.

I adored Out Of The Ordinary. It was such a fun read. I can highly recommend it.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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